Introducing Toe Joez Flip Nots Sandals For Healthy Feet

Introducing Toe Joez Flip Nots Sandals For Healthy Feet

These ‘Flip Nots’ Are Good For Your Feet!

Flip-flops are bad for your feet. Period! That’s why we invented ‘Flip Nots’ to keep feet healthy for men, women and kids!

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sandals are NOT a flip flop. Our ‘Flip Nots’ are designed with a patented ‘Toe Loop’ that keeps your toes secure, gives solid arch support and your heel won’t pull out of the sandals the way Flip-Flops do.

Our Toe Loop keeps the front of the sandal on your foot so you don’t have to “scrunch your toes to try and grab the sandal when you walk”.

Moms, do you worry that your kids’ toes are not growing the right way because they wear flip flops? Worry no more! Our Toe Loop ‘Flip Nots’ sandals will keep their young feet well supported, protected and healthy.

Our Sandals

sandals(1)The toe loop design dates all the way back to ancient Roman times! This unique design creates the perfect sandal that allows you to have ultimate movement and not have to worry about your sandals coming off! Our Retro Collection is perfect for any casual occasion that you need a shoe that you know won’t slow you down. Gladiators would wear sandals like this when they fought in the Coliseum. This unique sandal design has been around for centuries and we think it’s time to bring it back! Our Classic Collection has changed how people think about sandals, with our patented old school technology you won’t ever second guess your decision to wear Toe Joez. This design has been around as long as anyone can remember, all we have done is bring it back.

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The Oldest Sandal style on Earth

The Oldest Sandal style on Earth

The oldest known sandals (and the oldest known footwear of any type) were discovered in Fort Rock Cave in the U.S. state of Oregon; radiocarbon dating of the sagebrush bark from which they were woven indicates an age of at least 10,000 years.

The word sandal derives from the Greek word sándalon. The ancient Greeks distinguished between baxeae, a sandal made of willow leaves, twigs, or fibers worn by comic actors and philosophers; and the cothurnus, a boot sandal that rose above the middle of the leg, worn principally by tragic actors, horsemen, hunters, and men of rank and authority. The sole of the latter was sometimes made much thicker than usual by the insertion of slices of cork, so as to add to the stature of the wearer.

The ancient Egyptians wore sandals made of palm leaves and papyrus. They are sometimes observable on the feet of Egyptian statues and in reliefs, being carried by sandal-bearers. According to Herodotus, sandals of papyrus were a part of the required and characteristic dress of the Egyptian priests.

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The History of Sandals

The History of Sandals

The sandal is the simplest form of foot covering, consisting of a sole held to the foot using a configuration of straps. Sandals can be utilitarian and bought from a street vendor in Bombay for a few rupees, or a work of art, designed by Manolo Blahnik and selling for several hundred dollars from a high-end boutique. Sandals have been made from every possible material-wood, leather, textile, straw, metal, and even stone, and have graced every echelon of society in almost every culture of the world.
Sandals are the oldest and most commonly found foot covering worldwide. Archaeological examples, uncovered from the Anasazi culture of the American Southwest, date back 8,000 years. These plaited and woven sandals provided a flexible protective sole and utilized a simple V-shaped strap.

Sandals are most commonly found amongst the peoples of hot climates where searing sands and rocky landscapes, inhabited with poisonous insects and thorny plants, necessitated the development of the most basic form of foot covering. Hot, dry climates generally precluded the use of a closed shoe or boot, something that would develop in colder, wetter climates. However, historically, sandals are not found exclusively among the peoples of hot climates.

In Japan, geta, wooden-soled sandals, are worn with fabric socks called tabi that keep out wetness and winter’s chill. Similarly, natives of Eastern Siberia and Alaska wear fur boots that originated in antiquity as sandals tied over fur stockings. At some time in history, the fur stockings were sewn to the soles, creating a boot, but the sandals’ straps remained, sewn into the sole seam and tied around the ankle.

While most sandals made for the global market of the early 2000s are usually manufactured of synthetic or recycled materials, such as tires, some indigenous materials are still employed for local markets. In India, water buffalo hide is commonly used for making sandals or chap-pli for the Indian marketplace. Metal and wood have also been used in India to produce paduka, the traditional toe-knob sandals of the Hindu: the soles were often stilted, limiting the surface area of the earth trod, protecting the tiniest and humblest of life forms. Similar stilted wooden-soled sandals can be found in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and as far west as Syria and Turkey, although the knobs are replaced with straps ranging from embroidered fabric to simple twisted fiber loops. Syrian wooden sandals, often inlaid with silver wire and mother-of-pearl, were dubbed kab-kabs after the sound they make when being walked in. Although the use of these styles is not influenced by Hinduism, their origins were most assuredly from the Hindu toe-knob sandal.

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